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    Here's Jan in the Honore 'lock up. (wood bars)

    ...and the pic Jan took while her head was in the way of my pic(#437)

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    For the "DIP" fasns, two views of Catherines Bar


    Interestingly,in the show, when we go inside Catherines, they actually use a different restaurant a few blocks away!
    This one

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    In the show, in shots of "Honore" ",we sometimes see the graveyardon the hill, it's quite the place!

    Those dead people have some good real estate

    Theses crypts are much nicer than many houses we see in the poorer British islands.

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    Well, OK you've done a good sales job. Chris and I like watching detective shows, so I just put Death in Paradise on our Netflix watch list. I hope it's not too violent. I scare easily.

    Jeff

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    No Jeff , Its hardly violent, despite somone getting murdered each week. Its one of the few shows Jan and I enjoy together. You ever watch "The Closer"? Its about like that. English and West Indian humor, an underlying love stoty, and very good lookin people.
    We went up the Deshaies river today, this spot is about a 10 minute walk from where we pull the dingy up.Freakin gorgeous.cool sweet water ..we brought soap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpatrick View Post
    Well, OK you've done a good sales job. Chris and I like watching detective shows, so I just put Death in Paradise on our Netflix watch list. I hope it's not too violent. I scare easily.

    Jeff
    Nope - not violent, but charming & fairly slow paced. Same plot structure every week - but the hows & whys change. As Bruce said - great people that we both enjoy.
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    That water is not looking very clear... guess you took the photo after the big soap up...

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    oh that feels gooooood

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    Time to get to antigua, here is my super complicated rarely employed "stick". Yes, I call it "stick"

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    Hey look! Resinante made the Classics program!

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    Well you are married to the photographer.

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    I believe "stick" is a technically correct name, I also use a stick from time to time.

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    You only get to call it a jockey pole if you have yer undies drying on it.

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    strut
    strət/
    noun
    noun: strut; plural noun: struts

    • 1.
      a rod or bar forming part of a framework and designed to resist compression.




    • 2.
      a stiff, erect, and apparently arrogant or conceited gait.
      "that old confident strut and swagger has returned"





    verb
    verb: strut; 3rd person present: struts; past tense: strutted; past participle: strutted; gerund or present participle: strutting

    • 1.
      walk with a stiff, erect, and apparently arrogant or conceited gait.
      "peacocks strut through the grounds"
      synonyms: swagger, swank, parade, stride, sweep, sashay "he strutted around his vast office"






    • 2.
      brace (something) with a strut or struts.
      "the holes were close-boarded and strutted"





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    Our anchorage, Pidgeon Beach in Falmouth Harbor, Antigua ,for the duration of the Classics. Jan went on a hike with a girl group today, I stayed aboard and banged my drum.

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    My fractured neck/concussion /spasmed back is getting better all the time. I'm "noodling" an hour a day, six days a week. (doctors orders). I used to mock this group of grannys ,doing hydro therapy/aqua erobics. This stuff kicks butt! Thats me in the red cap.The "noodles " start to feel like lead weights , doing reps of 30 pushing them underwater or jumping over them . We,ve been seeing groups of cruisers doing this in most every anchorage for a few years. There is actually a BOOK of how to do it, written by our Noodle Captain, Willie, in the front here.Jan is going to do a little magazine article about this ridiculous... I mean , exciting new THING!!!

    Cool co incidence our spot is near one of the Carriacou Sloops.
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    While hard to imagine, I suppose that group of noodling 'grannies' were a group of hot young babes at some point in their lives... maybe try to focus on that when you're noodling (rather you than me though)...

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    Back to the boatyard again for the summer

    This yard is where many wrecked boats from the hurricanes in Sint Maarten and the BVI are brought, there are about 75 here now.. its surreal.


    Ever watch "The Walking Dead"? I always expect to see a tall chick with bangs walk out from behind one of these wrecks.
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    I give Resinante a good sanding and a new coat of epoxy each year..

    Here we are, about to win a bottle of rum in the sculling race!

    That is one of Columbias dories sculled by my young friens Alex, skipper of Ma Jong, who I taught to scull about 5 years ago, and my wife in her el toro! There are 3 others scullers behind us.

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    Here is a bottom shot of a fancy race boat in the yard. We've all seen the thrusters that recess into the hull and pop out for use in the harbor, but look at the gizmo to the right of it.... its the freakin ANCHOR!!!


    Yup ,the gd anchor goes into its own underwater recess.

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    Like the hook on a submarine.
    If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
    -Henry David Thoreau-

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    Weird. Some people like stuff as complicated as possible. I just don't get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Small boats rock View Post
    Weird. Some people like stuff as complicated as possible. I just don't get it.
    See Mr. Pless's tag line...
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13;556026
    I give Resinante a good sanding and a new coat of epoxy each year..
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    Here we are, about to win a bottle of rum in the sculling race!

    That is one of Columbias dories sculled by my young friens Alex, skipper of Ma Jong, who I taught to scull about 5 years ago, and my wife in her el toro! There are 3 others scullers behind us.
    Kinda looks like she must be one hell of a sculler in more than one way .

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Kinda looks like she must be one hell of a sculler in more than one way .
    I was once in a bar in the Costa Rico Yacht Club, which is on a small ,fast flowing river/estuary,and Woodwind was on a mooring in our view.
    Jan was climbing down to her dingy from the boat and started sculling to shore. A fellow at the bar sez "what the hell,that girl never gonna make it across against the current doin that".
    I bet him a beer she would.

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    Bruce, what was the name of the thread you had up on building your "Resinante" and also the one on the rebuild of your little cutter (Ithink it was) I have all of your W.W. build and this one going now, I like your style. just gitter dun.

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    I deleted the main thread of Wonderland ( along with many others),in response to being banned for bs, but here is a follow up
    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...and&highlight=

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    just replyed on your other thread-again great read.

    jim

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    ok now i see said the blind man. this thread is under "people and places" where i never have looked before..

    jim

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    That time of year again friends !
    I flew into Bermuda a month ago to help a friend tune up a 42 foot Venus Ketch he just bought.
    An “Airex” boat, she’d been used as a house for 25 years , never sailed.Made one trip to the Caribbean and back 25 years ago.
    Thousand and one things... this is what we do on an old boat to get it ready. Funky living in someone else’s old abandoned stuff.. old cushions, old galley, old water, old rope, on and on.
    After 2 weeks, two brothers and I got underway. Oh, did I mention “old motor”? Old Perk 6-354 broke down half a dozen times. Pin sheared on water pump an hour out, overheating the exchanger in spectacular fashion. Next day, a metal thingy broke off the oil pan and all the hot oil shot all over the box and bilge. We had an exhaust leak we somehow lived through. ( We barely had PFD’s nevermind CO detectors).
    But we had a boatload of laughs and an adventure. The two others are brothers in their late twenties, so there was a lot of “dude” talk.
    9 days to Sint Maarten. Christmas at sea. We ran out of booze 250 miles out , so we HAD to open a special gift bottle of rum bound for Paul Johnson . Good thing it was a 40 ouncer.
    .... and Trump was STILL president god damnit .

    Two days in SXM for shopping then 26 hours to Antigua, where I signed off as crew and signed on to captain of my own boat.
    Three days of frenzy in the boatyard and Woodwind launched yesterday at noon, which brings us up to the present , when I have a few minutes to blow on the phone right here . I simply MUST brush my teeth this coming week.
    I’ll get some photos up soon. I like to sit in a bar and use my computer for that.
    Jan flies in in a few days, so no time just yet fi dat.
    Cheers .
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    Cheers Bruce! Thanks for sharing.
    There's the plan, then there's what actually happens.

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    Good to hear of your adventures. The oil all over the place doesn't sound like fun - but the rest of the trip does.
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